On Monday, May 13th, Mothers Out Front NY joined allies in Albany on Monday to call on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to block the expansion of the Williams Cos. gas pipeline into New York City, as well as a new National Grid pipeline bringing gas into Rensselaer County.
Joining Monday's rally was another group called Mothers Out Front, which opposes National Grid's Albany Loop project in addition to the Williams pipeline expansion.
Megan Root, a local organizer with Mothers Out Front, said the Albany Loop project is not necessary, even though National Grid has said it is needed for reliability as the demand for gas increases with new development in the Capital Region.
"Why are we going to put a new pipeline in?" Root said. "It just doesn't make sense. We don't get why this pipeline is happening."
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